ECP decides to serve notices to Azam Swati, Fawad Chaudhry over allegations
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to serve notices to Federal Ministers for Information and Broadcasting and railways Fawad Chaudhry and Muhammad Azam Khan Swati over allegations leveled by the federal ministers.
As per details, the Election Commission will take action after serving the notices. The Election Commission of Pakistan also sought a record of the allegations of the ministers from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), further action will be taken after the record is released.
Earlier Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. Sikandar Sultan Raja on Tuesday chaired a meeting over allegations leveled by the federal ministers. According to details, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members Nisar Ahmed Durrani, Shah Muhammad Jatoi and higher officials of the ECP attended the session.
The participants deliberated upon the discussions on the allegations leveled against Election Commission of Pakistan and Chief Election Commissioner which took place during the meetings in Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and President House. The ECP denied these allegations and rejected them. The ECP has summoned the concerned record of the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and press briefing for taking further action.
It is worth mentioning here that earlier on last Friday, Federal Minister for Railways Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati had leveled serious allegations against the ECP of taking bribes.
During the session of Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, the minister criticized the commission for making fun of the Parliament. In a protest against the statement of Azam Swati, the ECP officials had walked out of the meeting.